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0173 Bright Orange for the Shroud

November 20, 2011
  • Title: Bright Orange for the Shroud
  • Language: English
  • Country: USA
  • Format: Paperback
  • Year: 1981
  • Publisher: Fawcett
  • Collection: Gold Medal
  • Collection #: 1-4243-4
  • ISBN-10: 0449142434
  • ISBN-13: 9780449142431
  • Cover Price: $2.50
  • Cover Artist: Robert McGinnis
  • Author of: The Empty Copper Sea


This is a later edition of Orange. My scan isn’t good enough to read the cover price, so if anybody knows what it is, please let me know. Update: Got it!

I have listed the artist as Unknown, but I’m willing to bet someone else’s money (and a large sum, at that) that this is by Robert McGinnis. First of all, the general composition is very much like this McGinnis Lemon cover. Second, the girl just looks like a McGinnis girl, although not as slender. Thirdly, the portrait of Travis  (I assume that is him in the lower right) looks suspiciously like McGinnis’ Lemon effort. The setting sun behind a horizontal cloud is the nail in the coffin. However, I still don’t know, not until some anonymous internet persona says so.

Update (11/21/2011): While Steve Scott is hardly some anonymous internet person, I accept his opinion anyway and have updated the artist as McGinnis.

Update (09/25/2013): Added cover price.

Milk Carton

Have you seen me? I am a UK hardcover version of Bright Orange for the Shroud, printed in 1967 by Robert Hale (ISBN-10 070912533X, ISBN-13 9780709125334). My cover price is ten and sixpence.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 20, 2011 8:21 pm

    You’re right, it’s McGinnis.

    • November 21, 2011 7:19 am

      Thanks, Steve. At least I’m starting to recognize him now. Thank God for the sunsets!

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